Since they were created in 1992 as an alternative to traditional braces, thousands of people have used Fastbraces® to get straighter, healthier smiles. Fastbraces® move teeth roots and crowns at the same time. As a result, most people can see success with Fastbraces® in about a year. Dr. Phillips is proud to offer Fastbraces to his patients. To find out if Fastbraces is right for you call and come in for an evaluation.
Why are Teeth Crooked?
To understand how teeth are straightened with Fastbraces®, you must first understand why teeth are crooked. Teeth are crooked because they come in the mouth tilted, sideways and not upright in the position they need to be straight. This means that the roof of a crooked tooth is not straight (upright) as it should be if the tooth erupts crooked. The triangular braces used at Fastbraces® aim to upright the root of the tooth from the beginning of the treatment.
In order to do this, a big enough square wire is needed to be inserted in the braces in order to torque and upright the roof. The conventional braces are typically square in shape and don't provide for enough room between them. If the squares braces are replaced with triangular ones, the distance between the braces doubles. By doubling the distance, the flexibility of the square wire increases eight times. We are able to engage a square wire comfortably and easily between the braces in order to upright the root from the beginning of the treatment and complete treatment in about a year or as little as 3 months in some cases.
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Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You'll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.